March 7, 2008

Iconix HD-RH1 Camera System Used on Grammy and Academy Award Broadcasts

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Iconix Video announced the use of the Iconix HD-RH1 camera system during this year's Grammy and Academy Award television broadcasts. 
Veteran award show technical director John B. Field used the Iconix to capture high-definition POV footage during the award show telecasts. For the Grammy Awards ceremony, the Iconix was used to capture reverse over-the-hand shots of the Daft Punk musical duo from inside the cockpit of their trademark pyramid during their performance with rap artist Kanye West. 
For the Academy Awards broadcast, Field employed the Iconix HD-RH1camera system during the performance of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's "Falling Slowly," which won the award for Best Song. The Iconix was used to capture a reverse shot of Irglova's hands as she played the piano.
A first for a camera this size, the HD-RH1 system can capture and output video in both NTSC and PAL formats in all HD resolutions, including 720p,1080i, and 1080p while supporting frame rates of 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60 frames-per-second (fps). The HD-RH1 incorporates an expansive array of features found only on top-of-the-line HD ENG and EFP camera systems while utilizing an innovative signal processing architecture. This POV camera system, which includes a very robust separate camera head and processing controller unit, is reportedly the smallest high-performance HD camera in the industry.